The Musician (1929). Tamara de Lempicka (Polish, 1898-1980). Oil on canvas.
In the 1920s Lempicka became closely associated with lesbian and bisexual women in writing and artistic circles, such as Violet Trefusis, Vita Sackville-West, and Colette. She also became involved with Suzy Solidor, a night club singer at the Boîte de Nuit, whose portrait she later painted. Her husband eventually tired of their arrangement and abandoned her in 1927.